Kangana Ranaut in Court: Actress Kangana Ranaut appeared in the Andheri Suburban Metropolitan Magistrate’s court on Monday in a defamation case filed by Hindi film lyricist Javed Akhtar. During this he did not admit the crime. On his request, the proceedings in the court took place in-camera. This is his third appearance in the court after Akhtar filed a complaint against Ranaut in November 2020.
Kangana did not want ‘media trial’
The court proceedings took place in-camera and the magistrate directed everyone, including the lawyers and the media, to move out as Ranaut, who reached the court at 4:45 pm, did not want a ‘media trial’. Before the proceedings began, his lawyer had requested the court to ask everyone to leave, as his client did not want a ‘media trial’. However, the journalists present in the court tried to talk to Magistrate RN Shaikh.
Proceedings began in-camera in the presence of lawyers for both sides, one of whom later said that the actress had not pleaded guilty, which meant that the trial could now begin. Ranaut also recorded his verification statement in his counter-complaint lodged against the screenwriter-lyricist. In order to record her statement in the counter-complaint, the actress had obtained an in-camera order on a specific date in April.
What did Akhtar allege?
Akhtar (76), in his complaint, had accused Ranaut of making defamatory statements against him in a television interview. He said that his reputation has been hurt by this. The lyricist had claimed that after actor Sushant Singh Rajput allegedly committed suicide in June 2020, Ranaut had dragged his name during a TV interview while referring to him being a ‘troupe’ in Bollywood.
At the same time, the actress said in her complaint against Akhtar that following her public altercation with a co-star, the lyricist invited her and her sister Rangoli Chandel to his home “with malicious and malafide intentions and then criminally threatened and threatened them”. scared.’
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